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Poets’ Pet Names for Their Privates.
BY ADAM WASSON
W.B. Yeats—the indifferent beak
T.S. Eliot—an easy tool, deferential, glad to be of use
Jonathan Swift—an immodest proposal
Wallace Stevens—pale Ramon
Ezra Pound—the antenna of the age
Emily Dickinson—a narrow fellow in the grass
e.e. cummings—bulge and nuzzle
Percy Shelley—the unacknowledged legislator
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